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A war with Iran, either by choice or miscalculation, would produce dramatic repercussions in an already destabilized Middle East and drag the United States into another armed conflict at immense financial, human, and geopolitical cost.—Retired US generals
I pray for the President of the United States. I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.—Alejandro Jodorowsky
While I firmly believe that Iran’s government should be held accountable for its sponsorship of terror, regional aggression, illegal detention of dual U.S.-Iranian nationals, and repression of its own citizens, the Trump administration’s go-it-alone policy toward Iran has alienated us from our key allies and raised the possibility of sparking another conflict in the Middle East. —Sen. Dianne Feinstein
The current, very worrying standoff between pro-Iran forces and anti-Iran forces in the Levant runs a high risk of jolting the whole region into a catastrophic military conflagration whose dimensions, duration, and costs on the region’s peoples cannot be tabulated or even, really, imagined. But the standoff has implications far beyond that long-troubled region, too.—Helena Cobban
'After the signing of the agreement Iran was and still is the world's most verifiable and transparent country in this sense.' 'Iran is fulfilling all of its obligations,' said Putin, citing the International Atomic Energy Agency.—https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7033433/Putin-warns-Washington-Moscow-wont-act-fireman-Iran
The Whites have carried to these (colonial) people the worst that they could carry: the plagues of the world: materialism, fanaticism, alcoholism, and syphilis. Moreover, since what these people possessed on their own was superior to anything we could give them, they have remained themselves... The sole result of the activity of the colonizers is: they have everywhere aroused hatred.—Martin Luther King Jr.(not)
"The United States had the right under international law to leave the deal. But from outside, attacking the Iranian commitment - this is really a hostile attitude."—Nicoullaud
What they should be doing is calling me up, sitting down. We can make a deal, a fair deal, we just don't want them to have nuclear weapons - not too much to ask. And we would help put them back to great shape. What I'd like to see with Iran, I'd like Iran to call me. Financially, they have great potential.— Donald Trump Today
Rumors are like feather in a pillow, once it is out in the open air, it will be nearly impossible to put it back—A wise man
Before we embark on another irresponsible and costly war, we have the benefit of hindsight. We must heed the lessons of history, and Congress must exercise its constitutional authority to counter the president’s reckless march toward war with Iran. Congress alone has the authority to declare war — not the president. —US Senators Tom Udall and Richard J. Durbin:
We remain deeply convinced that the JCPoA is key to increasing stability and security in the Middle East region.—European Union
The more practical problem with the Cheney-Bolton worldview is that it is profoundly inaccurate. The world is not nasty, brutish and short. Life has improved immeasurably over the past 100 years. Political violence — deaths from wars, civil wars and terrorism — has plummeted. And this has happened in large part because human beings also have the genes to cooperate, to compete peacefully and to weigh the costs of war against their benefits.—Farid Zakaria
Maybe the administration’s real objective is to force the regime’s collapse...That, too, could be a welcome outcome, were U.S. sanctions capable of delivering it. History doesn’t offer much encouragement, however, which raises the question of whether Mr. Trump has carefully considered the difficult corners into which his policy may lead. We’re guessing he has not.—Washington Post Editorial Board
The politics of fear and rage bend towards tyranny. Institutions alone will not contain this threat. Only a politics built partly on hope can do so. As Abraham Lincoln suggested, a democratic republic will only endure if touched by “the better angels of our nature”.—Martin Wolf
Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f----d.—Trump reacting to Robert Mueller's appointment
I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing ..... I love WikiLeaks. Getting off the plane, they were just announcing new WikiLeaks, and I wanted to stay there, but I didn’t want to keep you waiting. Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks.—Donald Trump, Then and Now
FLASHBACK: In 2007, 72 U.S. senators including Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton called on George W. Bush admin to designate the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO).—Mark Dubowitz ‏
Our country is full, our area’s full, the sector is full. We can’t take you anymore, I’m sorry, can’t happen. So turn around, that’s the way it is.—Donald Trump
Important: Trita Parsi and NIAC have consistently opposed any pressure on the Revolutionary Guards, the force responsible for internal repression, external terror, and the murder of thousands of Syrian children. Why are they so keen to protect these murderers?—kaveh Shahrooz, Canada based lawyer

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